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Testing Environment: Sandbox Class and Sandbox Student Account
Testing Environment: Sandbox Class and Sandbox Student Account

Learn how to create a practice/fake class with a practice/fake student for testing purposes. (sandbox class and sandbox student account)

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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Are you looking for a way to test your Assessments, Lessons, Class Board posts and more? You have come to the right place. Below, you will find information on how to create a practice/sandbox class with a practice/sandbox student account for testing purposes!

❗IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to implement these steps, your district needs to have manual rostering enabled.

❗IMPORTANT NOTE: These "Sandbox Students" can only be added to a "Sandbox Class." Adding a sandbox student to an already existing class in your account will only be temporary for the day. They will be removed during a nightly sync (if your district syncs with your SIS or Clever). In addition, it is advised that sandbox students are only added to sandbox classes in order to not interfere with real class data.

Create "Sandbox" Class and "Sandbox" Student

Add a "Sandbox Class" to your teacher account.

  • Step 1: Select Classes

  • Step 2: Stay in the Classes Module

  • Step 3: Select Add Class

Some districts have this function turned off, so the Add Class feature must be enabled to complete this process. If you do not see the "Add Class" button, please contact your administration and request that this be enabled so you may create your sandbox environment.

Click here for more information on adding a class to your account.

Create a "Sandbox Student".

  • Step 4: After inputting the class information, enter the sandbox student's email and hit enter/return. (This is a fake student. Do not use a student that already exists.) This email does not have to be real/functioning, unless you plan on testing Google items. See below.

💡 Note: If you want to test Google integration functions as a student, you will need to create a Gmail account for this practice student, then use that email to roster them into this sandbox class.

  • Step 5: Select Yes to create the student's account.

Click here for more information about adding a student to your "sandbox" class.

❗IMPORTANT NOTE: Regardless if your district is rostered via Clever, SIS (Powerschool, Infinite Campus, Skyward, etc), through an SFTP, or manually, the above steps are applicable. Manually added classes and students are not removed unless archived or deleted by the teacher or administration. This means that any Otus user can utilize this process to create a sandbox environment in their account. *As long as the district has manual rostering enabled.*

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